2009-01-08 / Letters

Last Week's "News" Prompts Reader's Comments

To The Editor:

I commend the ceremony and honor bestowed on Dr. McLucas

("Ceremony Held To Honor Late

Dr. McLucas," Jan.1 i ssue). My question is should not the same be done for Dr. Gerald T. Lorentz? Is that something that has to be instituted by the family or another county group, hospital board, petition? How is it done? At least to me he deserves it as well.

I am not an expert on sewers or EDUs (I know what a TDU is but not an EDU.), but the amateur historian in me must challenge the quote attributed to Winston Churchill by Damon Schoen (Jan. 1 letter to the editor, "Fort Littleton Resident Will Sleep Well In 2009"). I believe it was FDR who said, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." It was, I believe, during one of his famous fireside chats on the radio during the Great Depression. Perhaps some good advice for all of us today as well.

But it is possible, not being a liberal Democrat (oxymoron), that I would not know for sure it was FDR. Dennis Mosebey Emporia, Ks. Editor's Note: Mr. Mosebey

i s right! The quote ci ted i n

Damon Schoen's letter to the editor

should have been attributed

to Franklin D. Roosevelt and not

Winston Churchill. The quote

comes from FDR's first inaugural

address i n March 1933 a t the

height of the worst depression in

U.S. history. The full quote reads:

"So, first of all, let me assert my

firm belief that the only thing we

have to fear is fear itself - nameless,

unreasoning, unjustified terror

which paralyzes needed efforts

to convert retreat i nto a dvance."

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